While heading towards my few final exams of my final year as an undergraduate student is making me happy and excited, it never fails to remind me how close I am to finishing such a long journey that I began three years ago. It honestly feels like it was yesterday, when I accepted my offer to study at the University of Sheffield and was gearing to get my visa and paperwork done to get to the UK, packing my bags, sorting accommodation and so on. But, the truth is that it’s been three long years, yet it still feels like it went by in a blink of an eye.
Well we are back in that time of the year, the final spring semester exam season! And while everyone is revising and preparing hard for their exams (or some of us are already having exams!), I am sure that everyone is also parallelly planning the celebrations for the end of exam season (I know I am). So just to help you all in that planning here are a list of events you can consider to go to, in order to kickstart the most awaited and well deserved end of exam season and end of term celebration!
If anyone asks me what the best way is to make the most of your time at the university, one of my top suggestions would be engage in as many part-time jobs as you can along with other activities like joining various societies or undertaking sports etc. The reason part-time jobs are one of my top suggestions is because having worked in a range of multiple departments at the university such as the University Accommodation Services, Central Welfare Guidance Centre, International Office and Global Engagement Division, Sheffield Mentors, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Sciences and Corporate Communications and Marketing Team at the University, I have come to realise that these part-time employment opportunities helped me develop into a better student as I exercised time-management skills and getting that work-life balance. Not only that, but they also helped me gain the much required employability skills that I would have not been able to gain if I did not engage in any of these part-time work opportunities!
Do you ever wake up in the morning checking your phone, laptop or computer for notifications, emails, messages etc? Or do you find yourself spending pretty much every single day surrounded by screens – spending the majority of your day in front of them? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you are like me and most students at the University! Well, we are students and a lot of our work be it presentations, coursework or lecture and revision notes require and involve computers, laptops, access to internet etc. Plus staying on the top of emails and messages to cater to the work and study and also being engaged in social media platforms for maintaining a social life is a major priority. There is no denying any of that at all. But let’s just pause for a while and think, how can this never ending cycle of screen and digital engagement impact us? Does it have any negative impacts on our overall well-being? And if yes what should or can we do about it?
With the New Year we have again reached that time when everyone goes into their 24/7 working mode. I thought to take a slight pause from my revision to share some quick tips on keeping your calm amidst the exam season, to help you have a successful time! Continue reading
Hi! My name is Akira and I am a final year psychology student from India. While as a final year I am super-excited about all the great possibilities awaiting in the future, I just wanted to take this time out to rewind and reminisce the last two years of my life at the University. Continue reading